Matt Ruff has been writing fiction and winning awards since the release of Fool on the Hill in 1988. His latest, Lovecraft Country, won us over with its mix of well-versed horror and social commentary. Chris, Chia and George talk to Matt about his books, his process and what comes next.
Which books and authors can we read over and over? Who has influenced us in our own writing? Join us for a freeform discussion of the books, films, shows and comics that have helped us get from there to here.
Surprise! It’s our 100th episode! Yes, we know, it may not look like it due to our confusing numbering scheme, which ends now! Celebrate with us as we discuss relationships in fiction, primarily platonic and unlikely friendships that have inspired us in reading and writing. Champagne in the lobby.
Chris, Cath and George compete for fabulous prizes, live from our studio in Burbank! Actually we aren’t live, aren’t in Burbank, and there are no prizes other than shared wisdom. But it’s a fun time, honest!
Write what you know, kill your darlings, don’t use adverbs. We’ve all heard the old chestnuts of writing advice that get passed around like second nature. But can these kernels of wisdom survive a round of Writing Advice: Yea or Nay?
Cath fangirls up a storm in the presence of one of her favorite authors, Pamela Dean. The Tam Lin author reflected on her work and influences during a break in the action at MiniCon. BONUS: Cath also sits down with Lisa Gus, co-founder of WishKnish, a new service to connect authors with like-minded readers.